The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
That him were better to be dead
Fragment of a tale involving a man and an ass — in couplets
1.Source: Peterborough, Peterborough Cathedral Library fragments
That hym were better to be dede…
Note: Parts illegible; no longer extant.
Dibdin, Thomas Frognall.
A Bibliographical Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in the Northern
Counties of England and in Scotland.
London: C. Richards, 1838: 1.22 (21 lines only).